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PDFtk is a simple "tool kit" for doing everyday things with PDF documents. It comes in three flavors: PDFtk Free, PDFtk Pro, and a command-line tool PDFtk Server.


[edit] PDFtk Free

PDFtk Free is a friendly graphical tool for quickly merging and splitting PDF documents and pages. It is free to use for as long as you like. It is available for Windows machines.

[edit] PDFtk Pro

Use PDFtk Pro to quickly split, merge, rotate, watermark, stamp and secure PDF pages and documents. PDFtk Pro is a graphical application that makes working with PDFs as easy as possible. PDFtx Pro costs $3.99 It is available for Windows machines.

PDFtk Pro can add secure protection using the standard AES128 user_pw feature

[edit] PDFtk Server

For Power Users PDFtk Pro and PDFtx Free comes with their command-line tool, PDFtk Server. So you get both the GUI and the command-line interface to PDFtk!

PDFtk Server is their original command-line tool. It is commonly used for server-side processing of PDFs. It is also used by many PC software publishers to give their products the ability to manipulate PDFs.

[edit] Features

PDFtk Server can:

  • Merge PDF Documents or Collate PDF Page Scans
  • Split PDF Pages into a New Document
  • Rotate PDF Documents or Pages
  • Decrypt Input as Necessary (Password Required)
  • Encrypt Output as Desired
  • Fill PDF Forms with X/FDF Data and/or Flatten Forms
  • Generate FDF Data Stencils from PDF Forms
  • Apply a Background Watermark or a Foreground Stamp
  • Report PDF Metrics, Bookmarks and Metadata
  • Add/Update PDF Bookmarks or Metadata
  • Attach Files to PDF Pages or the PDF Document
  • Unpack PDF Attachments
  • Burst a PDF Document into Single Pages
  • Uncompress and Re-Compress Page Streams
  • Repair Corrupted PDF (Where Possible)

[edit] Platforms

PDFtk Server does not require Adobe Acrobat or Reader, and it runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

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